Posted On: Nov. 18, 2017
Philosophy has played and continues to play a major role in my life personally, professionally and educationally. In regards to education, I am pursuing a Bachelors Degree in Homeland Security, by understanding philosophical views I can conclude that I will be able to find alternatives to questions that have yet to be answered about security of our homeland. Philosophy is invaluable as it is a means to question topics that may otherwise go without answers. People could benefit by thinking philosophically as it is a passage way to open a persons thoughts to think outside of the box, thus possibly leading to an alternate conclusion of topics. In regards to ethical issues it is in my opinion that philosophy also plays a great role due to the simple break down that philosophy is questions that are beyond the reach of scientific proofs. For example, Does God exist? There is no scientific proof, but rather theory and such as the ontological and cosmotological arguments that explain from a philosophical view why God in fact does exist. In society it is important to incorporate philosophical views as they play a key role in reasoning and critical thinking. It is important to challenge things that show no proof but just as important to think open minded and critically as to why a philosophical view may make sense thus leading to a moral compass and reasoning that allows humans to flourish. Philosophy plays an important role in our lives. We may not be aware of it but all aspects of our lives, be it profession or personal are affected by it. Study of philosophy gives us an insight to unanswered questions. It opens up thoughts of persons to look inside and seek answers to questions that they may not know. There is no scientific proof for certain questions like does God exist? But it is philosophy that helps us in finding the right and convincing answers to such questions. It is very important to include philosophy as a learning subject in our curriculum as it helps us in reasoning and critical thinking as well.